Doctor Who - Season 9, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Before the Flood



Critic Consensus: Doctor Who provides a satisfying conclusion to the previous installment's cliffhanger with "Before the Flood," a playful and exciting episode.

Episode Info

Conclusion. An alien warlord begins a twisted plan that will ensure his own survival and drastically impact the universe.


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Critic reviews for Before the Flood

A two-parter where both episodes are equally good and even feel like they belong together.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's a joy to watch, even when what just happened remains a bit of a head-scratcher, as it does in the very satisfying "Before the Flood."

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

It's not too often that we get to see the Doctor peer at himself from around the corner (mercifully - it would get tired quickly), which invoked the warm familiarity of the sci-fi of yesteryear.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Before the Flood" should be commended for being willing to toy with certain ideas, and for exposing a confounding truth involving its protagonists that might afford the season an interesting avenue to explore.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

The willingness of "Before the Flood" to play with the fourth wall and Peter Capaldi's performance in those scenes really brought the whole -- already good -- package together.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It feels like the show is setting up a more permanent end for Clara than previous companions-which probably should have me concerned-but for now I'm mostly just pleased that she took action in the Doctor's absence.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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